Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Qucik Garlic Rasam / Poondu Rasam / Velluli Charu

This is a very quick rasam recipe which can be done within 10 minutes.We do not use any rasam powder in this recipe
The essence / flavour comes from crushed pepper, cumin seeds and garlic pods


Ingredients
  • Tamarind - small lemon sized
  • Water - 1 cup
  • Tomato - 2
  • Pepper - 3/4 teaspoon
  • Jeera / Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
  • Garlic - 10 nos
  • Salt - 1 1/2 teaspoon
  • Ghee - 1 tablespoon
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Red Chilly - 1
  • Mustard - 1 teaspoon
  • Hing - 1 teaspoon

Method
Step 1 - Preparation
  • Soak tamarind in warm water 
  • Meanwhile peel gralic
  • Take pepper, jeera and garlic in a mortar & pestle.Crush them coarsely
  • Squeeze tomato using your fingers and palm
Step 2 - Rasam
  • Heat 2 teaspoons of ghee in a kadai
  • Add curry leaves and red chilly
  • Put the crushed pepper, jeera and garlic.Saute till the raw smell goes
  • Add tomatoes with a pinch of salt.Leave it for 2 minutes
  • Pour tamarind extract and add salt
  • Let it boil for 5 minutes
Step 3 - Garnish and Seasoning
  • Add freshly chopped coriander leaves
  • Melt ghee in a small kadai.Crackle mustard, hing and curry leaves
  • Pour it over cooked rasam.Switch off the stove

Pour it over hot rice and consume